Monday, March 5, 2012

The Day That Changed My Life - Can't Afford to be Misdiagnosed

March is the Colorectal Cancer Awareness month and we are featuring the survivors who share their journeys after being diagnosed with cancer. We hope that it will inspire and bring hope to others.

Can you imagine the shock of learning that you have colon cancer? Vicki had no family history, she did not even consider being diagnosed with cancer. Here she shares the resources that helped her through the uncertain journey of colon cancer.

Anita Mitchell also shares her journey and the reluctance of her doctors referring her to get the right tests/screenings. She also emphasizes the importance of being specific and knowing your family's health history.

Candace Henley is open about her symptoms and what led her to seek medical attention. However, the dismissal from the medical doctors at the emergency room serves as a reminder to be persistent about getting help for any unusual/abnormal symptoms. Your body is alerting you that something is not working as it should and you must take that seriously.

John Lloyd assumed that he had hemorrhoids but he was surprised to find that he had adenocarcinoma. Here he shares his journey and the importance of early detection and screening.

While each journey is unique, we all share a common theme - cancer changes our lives forever. Share this with everyone you know as they may know someone who needs to see this.

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